IN-VISION of Austria, an optical specialist company, recently launched a gantry designed to make large structures easier to 3D print. This innovative system includes a highly accurate portal and can accommodate up to four powerful HELIOS X Light Engines – enabling nearly unrestricted construction sizes. Standard system, with two projectors, has a width 415mm. It can be expanded up to one meter. This allows for almost unlimited building lengths. The system uses live sensor-based compensating to ensure accurate alignment of moving multi-heads throughout the construction area.
IN-VISION chose the HELIOS X for its projection system. It cites it as being the most powerful projector in the world. Newly redesigned electronics allow for dynamic curing as the projectors traverse the construction area – providing unique opportunities for system designers. Each projector can deliver up to 16 Watts of pure power light within the image plane. The system includes a variety of optical lenses with pixels starting as small as 6um. It also has an updated electronic design, including an FPGA. This upgrade enhances the device’s intelligence and offers increased customization options. The system designer can choose between Gigabit Ethernet or PCIe interfaces.
Christof Hieger, CTO of IN-VISION, clarified the company’s role, stating, “No, we are not about to start building printers on our own; this is a job we are happy to leave to our customers. But we love to share our know-how with them and provide them with almost turnkey solutions for their projects.” The new gantry system can be employed in various applications such as 3D printing, lithography, and screen printing which have similar requirements.”
He further explained, “We give every developer a compelling infrastructure offering almost unlimited possibilities. The onboard system is the next step in merging our superior optical accuracy with powerful software options.” The system is built according to customer specifications and is currently available for immediate delivery.